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Modern Sawboard #1: Brainstorming for ideas...

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Well the sawboard is a pretty simple jig, but man is it invaluable! The other day I needed to rip long taper cuts on a 2×6 and it was just the tool. I have been thinking about incorporating some holding clamps to the base to make it quicker to set up and use.

This is what I came up with as my first run at design. I am thinking this would be ideal for breaking down plywood. The overall length is longer than 8’ so the design is two ply to allow for overlap. One side has a piece of plywood going across the jig to aid squaring up on one edge while the other side has the toggle clamp. On the top side the other edge could be used as a long guide for a router.

Any other ideas or thoughts?


Bottom side with toggle clamp:

-- Sneaking up on the line....



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joT

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#1 posted 840 days ago

You could put a fence on it with two toggle clamps: one on the fence and a mobile one on the other end.

-- joel.

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 839 days ago

I use one to break down big sheets of plywood, straightening boards, making a straight edge on live edge boards, etc. The only problem is they are so quick and simple to make… so I buy a piece of hardboard at Lowes, screw a 1X4 piece of something else to the top, cut off one side with my power saw, then it’s ready to use… Only later when I need some hardboard to make a template for routing some part… Yep, you guessed it. I use my edging jig and a few templates later, I need another one. I’d have to make one out of metal.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Stoli

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#3 posted 839 days ago

Why not have the clamp slide in a t-track on the bottom to make it useful for varying lengths of material?

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 839 days ago

I made a guide like this a few hears ago to use with a 1/4 inch “V” groove bit in my router and later with a 1/4 inch Fluting bit and the other side of the guide I cut of with my circular saw for ripping long boards. I have had very good results with double stick carpet tape to hold it in place.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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chopnhack

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#5 posted 839 days ago

Good thought Joel, I didn’t think it would need it, but your right, there could be some movement from vibration.

LOL, nice Hal, its the law of importance, what is more important right now! I was concerned with the hardboard wearing too quickly and getting dinged up, but your’s dont last that long I’m guessing :-)

Stoli – I was thinking about that too, but I had one problem with it: 1. How to lock down the toggle clamp in the t-track so that it wouldn’t slip.

I haven’t had much success with double stick tape, GranpaLen.. too sticky! :-)

Thanks all, keep the ideas coming. Love to keep the old noggin fresh and running!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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chopnhack

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#6 posted 831 days ago

New chapter…

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